Recent honors include the naming of Carmen Giménez Smith’s latest poetry collection as a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award and the naming of Bob Hicok and Erika Meitner as finalists for the 22nd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards.
Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech has a goal to raise $1.5 billion to fuel excellence across all university programs and drive forward major strategic priorities. A second goal is to engage 100,000 alumni in meaningful ways over the course of the campaign.
Interior design student Sydney Miller's winning entry for the Angelo Donghia Foundation Scholarship required her to envision a university facility that could respond to the blending lifestyles of today’s students and professionals.
Since partnering with the university, five Stamps Scholarships have been available each year, resulting in Virginia Tech having a total of 19 Stamps Scholars, eight of whom have graduated. Beginning in the fall 2020, 10 Stamps Scholarships will be available each year.
The university has designed courses connected to these areas and hired more than 100 faculty specifically to teach and conduct research within these themes since Thanassis Rikakis, former Virginia Tech provost, launched the Destination Areas in 2016. On Sept. 20, there will be a Fall Kick-Off event at the Inn at Virginia Tech to learn more about the goals of Destination Areas and grant opportunities.
When an opportunity arose for undergraduate students in the Virginia Tech College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science to invite a speaker to campus, they didn’t hesitate in their first choice: renowned nanomedicine scientist Joy Wolfram.
Virginia Tech’s placement as one of the top institutions in the country comes as it positions itself to be a global land-grant university with a focus on transformative academics, research, and service.
Lockheed Martin will be at the Inn at Virginia Tech on Sept. 4 and 5 to recruit a variety of engineering and business majors, including computer science, aerospace engineering, computer programming, software development, finance, and accounting.
The Virginia Tech College of Engineering is among the first in the country to earn a bronze award and only one of 29 institutions that received exemplar status from the American Society for Engineering Education in its inaugural year of their Diversity Recognition Program.